04 October 2020 – Entry restrictions placed in Sarawak

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah

Overview: Non-Sarawakians in neighbouring states Sabah and Labuan will not be allowed to enter Sarawak from October 4 to October 18 to curb the spread of imported COVID-19 cases.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/01/non-sarawakians-in-sabah-labuan-will-not-be-allowed-to-enter-sarawak-from-oct-4-to-18-to-curb-spread-of-covid-19-says-deputy-cm

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: The sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in neighbouring state Sabah has increased risk of importing COVID-19 cases into Sarawak.